(Douglas Klein, DDS, is the guest blogger today at Sidekick Magazine)
Do you believe that occlusion must be created by hand? Or do you believe you’ve seen cases of poor-restoration caused by CAD/CAM technology (somehow forgetting that those restorations weren’t placed by the CAD/CAM systems, but merely fabricated by them)?
These stories and experiences build a bad impression of CAD/CAM technology that simply isn’t true. Perhaps it’s these prejudices that explain why only 10% of dental practices in North America have chairside restoration systems.
CAD/CAM can be likened to when LensCrafters first opened and brought a clinician (optometrist) and laboratory (lens grinding) together under one roof. CAD/CAM also provides this kind of control over the entire procedure, offering patient convenience like never before.
Take a new look with 20/20 vision (not hindsight) at what options are available with chairside CAD/CAM dentistry. You can see examples of cases where CAD/CAM technology was a real success. See the difference it can make in your own practice.